This Day in History: 2000-07-04

The Veterans Memorial Project 2000 in Williams Park dedicated

The Veterans Memorial Project 2000 is a monument to honor all men and women from the Dansville area who have honorably served or are still serving their country, either on active duty or in a reserve capacity. Dansville has a long history of service to this great nation and state. Men and women have served proudly throughout the years to preserve our heritage and freedoms during times of peace and times of war. This was a long over due tribute to these individuals, Daniel Goho Post 87, American legion, lead this project.

The Veterans Memorial Project 2000 is a project to design, construct, and maintain a memorial to honor Dansville’s veterans. The memorial includes all veterans who have honorably served their country up through December 31, 1999. The goal was to construct a monument to be viewed by all and will last for generations to come. Metal plates have been engraved with each veteran’s name. These are mounted on the memorial. This memorial (shown below) was constructed at Williams Park.

The honor roll was dedicated July 4, 2000. We thought that it would be fitting and appropriate to coordinate the dedication with the patriotic observance on Independence Day and the start of the new Millennium.